Michael Kirban, co-founder and executive chairman of The Vita Coco Co., has seen the company accomplish one of its best quarters in history, but still aspires to introduce more consumers to the benefits of coconut water.
John Fieldly, CEO of Celsius Holdings Inc., has seen the company not only produce clinically backed energy drinks that today’s consumers demand, but also demonstrates the discipline to produce a true return on investment to shareholders.
It was only two years ago that Eugene Kashper, in partnership with a San Francisco-based equity firm, acquired Pabst Brewing Co. In the
Los Angeles-based company’s first year — 2015 — with Kashper serving as chairman and chief executive officer, Pabst Brewing saw its net revenue grow more than 20 percent while also diversifying its product mix.
When Seth Goldman co-founded Honest Tea in 1998, he set out to not just develop not-too-sweet, organic beverages, but also a company that exemplifies honesty and integrity throughout its supply chain, product development, packaging and much more.
When describing many of the former leaders of The Coca-Cola Co., for Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of the Atlanta-based company, the words that come to mind are “constructively discontent.”